Irving Penn - Photographs London Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Hamiltons Gallery, London

  • Artist Biography

    Irving Penn

    American • 1917 - 2009

    Arresting portraits, exquisite flowers, luscious food and glamorous models populate Irving Penn's meticulously rendered, masterful prints. Penn employed the elegant simplicity of a gray or white backdrop to pose his subjects, be it a model in the latest Parisian fashion, a famous subject or veiled women in Morocco.

    Irving Penn's distinct aesthetic transformed twentieth-century elegance and style, with each brilliant composition beautifully articulating his subjects. Working across several photographic mediums, Penn was a master printmaker. Regardless of the subject, each and every piece is rendered with supreme beauty. 

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Selenium toned gelatin silver print, mounted.
59.3 x 47.5 cm (23 3/8 x 18 3/4 in.)
Signed, titled, dated in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit, edition, 'Photographed at Narodni Museum Prague, Czechoslovakia' and 'Toned in Selenium' stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 13.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £12,600

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London Auction 22 November 2022